I recently wrote about a message a friend of mine received from a random guy from the UK that was quite clever if not a bit odd. She apparently gets a lot of notes from men all the world over wanting to gain companionship with her for reasons that are obvious to most who've seen her.
A lot of these requests can be graphic to the point you want to take a shower after reading them, but most are typical fare of men wanting to chat and announcing their interest in how she looks. She has come across a new gent who bucked the trend and wrote the following:
"Dear xxxxxx, How are u doing?? I am pleased to had come across your page which i had really appreciated indeed. You have an amazing page which i had really love parading through..I am Sabally, a man of 30 years old and residing in The Gambia which of course The Paradise of Africa. I am 5 feet and 6 Inches tall and black in Complexion...I found it very interesting to write to you as i wanna be a friend of yours because i regards you so nicely and so generous. So how is the weather in there?.I am hoping that my message will meet you in good health, peace and harmony..Have a good day..Sabally X!"
When I first read this I thought it was something along the lines of a Nigerian scam. The internet has hardened me. Note though how polite this gentleman is. Obviously English is not his first language, but even cross cultures no one would regard 5'6 as tall. Maybe he was confused about converting from the metric system.
"I was dating this guy and we would spend all day text messaging each other. And he thought that he could tell that he liked me more because he actually spelt the word 'YOU' and I just put the letter 'U'." - Kelly Osbourne